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. >>trace: got to go, both, thank you very much. >> the defense secretary panetta delivered a harsh warning about our potential for cyber attacks saying a future assault could do as much damage as the attacks of 9/11. the details on that are next. follow the wings. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan. open enrollment to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so now is the best time to review your options and enroll in a plan. medicare has two main parts, parts a and b, to help cover a lot of your expenses, like hospital care... and doctor visits. but they still won't cover all of your costs. now's the time to learn about unitedhealthcare plans that may be right for you. are you looking for something nice and easy? like a single plan that combines medicare parts a & b with prescription drug coverage? a medicare advantage plan can give you doctor, hos
anti-bullying caucus. >>> a dire warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he says the united states is facing a possible cyber pearl harbor that could virtually paralyze the nation. fox's jennifer griffin has the latest from the pentagon. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta warning of the growing threat of cyber attacks against the u.s. >> cyber attack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11. attack o >> reporter: this comes after a former government official said u.s. authorities believe iranian hackers are responsible for recent cyber attacks against major oil and gas companies in saudi arabia and qatar. >> the shamoon virus was probably the most destructive attack that the private sector has seen to date. these attacks mark a significant escalation of the cyber threat. >> reporter: secretary panetta saying if the u.s. detects an imminent cyber attack that can cause significant destruction, the military could take action. >> the department has developed the capability to conduct effective operation
in the world of tomorrow. >> leon panetta says the united states is facing a possible cyber pearl harbor. he is pushing legislation that require new cyber security or the private sector. opponents say it would be a burden on business. many in the area will have to bundle up tonight and others may want to cover up their plans. >> that is right. freeze warning tonight. how cold will it get? upper-20's to around 30 to 32 degrees. a freeze warning in effect overnight. a frost advisory in the areas the southeast. if you're headed down to the , it will be chilly at nationals park, just about 50 at gametime and falling 40's.he the temperatures on saturday the upper-l be in 20's and lower-30's. warmer days are just around the corner. a real up and down seven-day forecast. two accused of brutally beating an elderly man face the judge. the space shuttle endeavor's flying days are over. >> and why zombies are roaming the streets of the district. s comin >> the suspects accused of brutally beating and 80-year-old man faced the judge today. police say the trio made off is cell phone and credit card. the
. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were
pearl harbor, according to defense secretary leon panetta. he said the nation is increasingly vulnerable to foreign computer hackers, that could freeze the banking system, or shut down power plants. several of the biggest banks were hit by hacker whose kept customers from logging in to accounts. that the tip of the iceberg. >> the cyber attack perpetrated by nation states are violent extremist groups, could be as destructive as the terrorists attack on 9/11. >> he says such an attack could paralyze the nation. >>> no secret that banks are increasing fees to make up for the lost revenue in other areas. >> do you know what they are charging you? details that sheds light on what you are having to pay to keep the account. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> banks started adding fees to your checking account to make up for losses in othe
is at higher risk of a cyber attack. defense secretary leon panetta said today an online attack could cause significant damage and he's urging lawmakers to pass cyber security legislation. no. 3, the fda is given the green light for a new autism trial study. they could use the blood from a child's own umbilical cord to help improve language and behavior in autistic children. even if results are positive, it could be a long time until the procedure is made available. no. 2, more trouble for american airlines, the airline cutting its flight schedule through the first half of november. it's all in response to an ongoing pilot dispute. the airline says pilots are calling in sick and there's very few engineers to handle the maintenance issues. american is cancelling about 31 flights a day and extending its reduced schedule from september and october. and no. 1, no surprise here, d.c. area drivers have the third worst commute in the country. tom-tom is behind the study. d.c. ranks behind los angeles and san francisco for road congestion. that is your fox 5 top five. >>> cold weather settling in t
at the sbreppid panetta warned the u.s. is facing the possibility of a pearl harbor that could shut down the networks and critical network systems. this is about 40 minutes. >> frank, five words, you deserve to be here. ladies and gentlemen, it is now my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented and experienced lead ners american government. a mon who serves our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our times. i'm sure secretary of defense panetta thinks back to his days in the u.s. intelligence where he received the accommodation medal. as a member of congress he chared the committee. from there president clinton tapped him to become chief of staff. lee on panetta made and very public contribution to the defense of the united states of america and to our very own new york city. he oversaw the successful and daring mission that ended the life of one osama bin lad din t. persistence, courage and tenacity required to accomplish this remind me of a quote from president kennedy let every nation know that wishes us ill should pay any price be any hardshi
: and kelly, secretary of defense, leon panetta says he doesn't know if the two tunisian men are actually tied to al-qaeda, but he does know that the u.s. is not going to stop until they hold whoever murdered those americans in benghazi is held responsible for their terrible crimes. >> we are following up on what i see the arrest that has been made. we're doing everything possible to make sure we go after those involved in the attack in libya. as the president has said. our goal is t that we bring those involved to justice. >> reporter: five days after those four americans were murdered in that deadly raid on our consulate. u.s. ambassador susan write says it might have been a spontaneous attack and it might not have been terrorism and at the time she says she relied squarely on the intelligence community provided to her and she says the intelligence community's best ajestment as of the date of her television appearances, that's not good enough for senators who say in a letter of their own, either the obama administration is misleading congress and the american people or it is blaming the ent
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? that was defense secretary leon panetta talking about cyber attacks linked to countries like china, russia and iran saying u.s. banks have already been hit and we need to defend our nation's networks before critical elements of our infrastructure are targeted. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. interesting comparison to 9/11. why did mr. panetta choose this moment at this time to issue a warning. >> reporter: the secretary believes this is the pre-9/11 moment when it comes to potential of a cyber-terrorist attack. his real message seems to have been for iran. >> potential aggressors should be aware that the united states has the capacity to locate them, and to hold them accountable for their actions that may try to harm america. >> reporter: the pentagon is spending $3 billion a year on cybersecurity but panetta's message was really to other nations about the u.s. military's offensive capability when it comes to cyber, jenna. jenna: something really interesting happened when he gave this talk. he described previous attacks that were classified. did he say wh
leon panetta, and donald rumsfeld, because you say you were raped and infected with hiv. and tell me if you can briefly what happened that night. >> those details are very personal to me. and i had -- >> i mean, where were you? >> basically i went over to have a beer with a buddy that was introduced to me through mutual friends. and unfortunately this person had an ulterior motive, and it led to some really awful consequences. >> and you say that the military has betrayed you. as a result of this. how so? >> well, for over nearly two years they ignored repeated pleas that i made to bring attention to this soldier who was actively and purposefully and intentionally infecting people in the community with hiv. >> and you, yourself, were infected, correct? >> yes, unfortunately, it is a very -- yeah. >> i am sorry to hear that. why didn't you report it right away after it happened? >> well, i did report it to, to the local police department actually. >> and did you report it to the military or higher up? >> i reported it. i told the public health services that the military has there on f
, thank you. >>> defense secretary leon panetta expressing his frustration with the leader of afghanistan after hamid karzai said the u.s. isn't doing enough to fight terrorism in afghanistan. panetta told reporters karzai shouldn't be complaining. >> we lost over 2,000 u.s. men and women. and the afghans have lost a large number of their forces in battle. those lives were lost fighting the right enemy, not the wrong enemy, and i think it would be helpful if the president every once in awhile expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for afghanistan, rather than criticizing them. >> from foreign affairs to domestic affairs. an upbeat jobs report is getting wildly different reactions. the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since january of 2009. according to new numbers out yesterday, september's unemployment rate dipped to 7.8%, about 114,000 new jobs were added. president obama says the nation is moving forward, but there are still too many people out of work. mitt romney says the unemployment rate dropped mainly because
site in saudi arabia. defense secretary leon panetta is warning that a future cyber attack by iran could be catastrophic. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. >> panetta says the u.s. needs to act quickly to be prepared for future cyber attacks. >>> well, this morning, the fbi is trying to track down a large amount of money stolen from an airplane that landed at philadelphia international airport. the aircraft came from dallas, but it wasn't until the cargo reached the federal reserve that officials realized that a lot of the funds were missing. the fbi says the stolen money was brand-new, $100 bills. they were not scheduled to be put into circulation until next year. certainly have a new look with them there. let's go now to your weekend weather. expect some brilliant sunshine here in new york city. which seems to contrast to this harbinger of winter. that's the 30 rock ice rink. it opened officially for the season j
-private partnership to help thwart cyber attacks. leon panetta says government and business need to work together to promote cyber security. iran launched a series of sib err attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retailiation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those the most destructive the private sector has seen. >>> a plane intercepted by turkey was carrying russian military equipment. the turkish military forced the syrian flight to land wednesday. state media reports missile parts, radio receivers, and other equipment was found on board. syria called the incident piracy, and russia says the search of the plane was illegal. it further heightens tensions between turkey and syria that have been firing shells at each other since last week. >>> coming up at 19 after the hour. today colorado authorities hope that they can say if the body they found is that of a missing girl or if the search should continue. today marks one week since the disappearance of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. earlier this week, police discovered a dismembered body in
the government and businesses can come together to stop cyber attacks. defense secretary leon panetta says a public-private partnership is needed to help security. it comes as iran made a series of cyber attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retaliation for sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> western ammunition and military supplies were found on a cargo jet intercepted by turkey earlier this week. the turkish military forced the syrian flight to land on wednesday. state media reports missile parts, radio receivers, and other equipment was found on board. syria called the incident piracy, and russia said the search of the plane was illegal. it further heightens tensions between turkey and syria that have been firing shells at each other since last week. >>> 5:18. today test results could term whether a search will be called off for a missing girl in colorado. earlier this week, police discovered a dismembered body in a rural park. detectives are trying to determin
warning from the defense secretary leon panetta. cyber threats are growing and could become as devastating as the 9/11 terror attacks if something is not done. the uss intrepid in new york, he said that attackers are targeting the country -- computer-controlled system that operates chemical, electric, and water plants, as well as systems guiding transportation throughout the country. another price hike get the stamp of approval from the postal service. the first-class stamp will now be 46 cents, beginning on january 27. and there will be a global stamp at $1.10. it's not clear what the demand for that will be, giving the popularity of e-mail and skype to communicate overseas. stocks indicating higher open. that's business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. have a great day weekend. >> the same to you. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> good morning. im am at susan g. komen 3-day walk tried to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. 1500 people expected to be in this event over the next three days. temperatures starting on the c
of mitigating circumstances including that gabriel had no previous record. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says u.s. officials are investigating the arrest of two men reportedly connected to the deadly embassy attack in libya. the two tunisian men were arrested wednesday but it is unclear whether they are considered suspects. the u.s. ambassador to libya along with three other americans were killed in an attack on the embassy on september 11th. panetta says officials are still looking into whether the men were connected to al qaeda. >>> the fbi says friendly fire is likely to blame for the death of a federal agent in arizona. nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured in tuesday's shooting. police have arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents were responding to an alarm that was going off near the arizona/mexico border when they came under fire. >>> a chinese factory that produces iphones is shut down for now as thousands of workers have gone on strike. the employees at fox con factory are upset over increased quality control demands and being forced to wo
to ambassador rice. she all said they would get back to her. leon panetta actually held her face in his hands and said, we'll get back to you with what happened. she had yet to hear from the white house until this week and still hasn't gotten answers. and so you've got a woman in mourning, a mother, who now is saying, they won't tell me how my son died, but they're telling me it's about a video. you have to turn in tonight. she's one determined woman and she's entitled to answers and she's not getting them. >> eric: it's almost amazing she doesn't have any of these details and she said she cried on president obama's shoulder? >> you're right. she said that she cried on his shoulder and she said to him, whisper in my ear if you can't tell me publicly, tell me what happened to my only son. and the president spoke to her and said they'd get back to her. he would get back to her and, of course, no one has. >> brian: judge, we will be looking forward to that interview and to find out exactly what miss smith is saying to you because i can't imagine how she's feeling at this moment. >> we look forwa
and labor income if the cuts go through. >>> leon panetta said the u.s. sent troops to the border of syria and libya for possible cross-cultural violence. the u.s. has been working with jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapon's sites in syria and to have them deal with refugees pouring over the border from syria. the u.s. will, the u.s. presence will establish a headquarters and beef up jordan's military capabilities should violence erupt on the border. >>> fireworks at a hearing on capitol hill today. trying to defend the obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack on the american consulate in libya. the attack killed a u.s. embass door and three other americans. tom fitzgerald is following this. this is a political battle. >> reporter: it really has and showed no sign of letting up. the republicans have been accusing the obama administration of not doing enough to protect the consulate, while democrats say the focus should be on fining who was responsible for that attack in ben ghazi on september 11th, not the deciding blame. obama administration officials headed to
panetta says he's not sure whether two detained men are linked to al-qaeda. he says the u.s. are investigating men who were taken into custody wednesday in connection with the attacks on the couldn't lath in libya -- consulate in libya last month. three americans died. >>> jessica ridgeway never made it to school. she left her house at 8:30 in colorado. there was a delay of several hours in reporting the girl missing. her mother sleeps during the day because she works a graveyard shift, and didn't know jest way was and -- jessica was absent until later. >> you don't know what to do. it's hard to wonder, you know, what could go on interest. >> police have asked that people stop nulling their own -- conducting their own search, because it is interfering. >>> at least one bay area flight was canceled for seat repairs. them of 48 planes had to get repairs because seats would come lose. american airlines says all seat repairs on the boeing 757 airplanes should be done by today, and it's estimated that 14,000 people were affected by the maintenance this week. >>> auction of 007
will be sentenced next week. >>> and leon panetta is not happy with the president of afghanistan, karzai says the u.s. is not doing enough to fight in pakistan, and wants the u.s. to send planes. leon panetta said that karzai should not be complaining. >> we have lost over 2,000 u.s. men and women. also lost forces there, and the afghans have lost a large number of their forces in battle. those lives were lost fighting the right enemy, not the wrong enemy. and i think it would be helpful if the president every once in a while expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for afghanistan. rather than criticizing them. >> and we'll have to see if leon panetta gets the response he is looking for from president karzai of afghanistan. so with the exception of maybe winning the election in november, september could turn out to be barack obama's best month. that is because his campaign is reporting it raised 181 million last month, that is a new report. that, plus the jobs report showing unemployment now below 8%. had the president all smiles as he rallied s
to avoid these cuts which defense secretary panetta said would be devastating but a law called the warren act, if you expect a mass layoff of employees you need to give them 60 days notice and one contractor co-says the uncertainty is rough. ? the frustration, we say what should we tell our people and it is akin to being in a car and, all of a sudden you find you are playing chicken and have your company in there and they are saying to you, if we go over the cliff we'll help you out, providing you don't tell the folks that they are in the car with us. >> reporter: the obama administration tells contractors they don't need to send out layoff notices days before the election, and if they get sued for ignoring the law the government will pay their expenses and lockheed martin says it will honor the request and hold off telling its worker but in a letter republican senators graham and john mccain warn 15 major defense contractors, writing, quote, it is our fear, should you rely on the guidance and fail to comply with the warren act requirements, you will be setting your company up for serious
secretary leon panetta warned thursday of a possible "cyber pearl harbor". he promised "decisive action" to meet any threat. russia insisted today that a syrian airliner was carrying legal cargo when it was forced to land in turkey this week. foreign minister sergei lavrov said the shipment consisted of russian radar parts, but no weapons. turkish descriptions have ranged from ammunition to missile parts that the syrian government meant to use against rebels. an outbreak of fungal meningitis has now spread to dozen u.s. states. the centers for disease control reported today that 184 cases have been confirmed, as a result of tainted steroid injections. 14 people have died. for an update, i'm joined by denise grady of "the new york times." it was just almost a week ago or a little long ter that we only had a dozen case, how is it that we have so many cases discovered so quickly? >> people are starting to have symptoms there is an incubation period for this disease. and more and more people seem to be starting to have symptoms. and the doctors are on the alert for it all the people who hav
secretary leon panetta issued a warning about cyber security in the country and warned by a "cyber pearl harbor" saying the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign attackers who could disable our power grids or transportation or even our money system. >>> greene and blue attacks when individuals wearing afghan military or police uniforms turn their guns on u.s. and nato troops. fox news senior military analyst lieutenant colonel oliver north streaming live from helmund province in afghanistan. what are you seeing where you are? >> that i tow commanders say that the recent green on blue attacks have failed to drive a wedge between u.s. and afghan troops. before coming here to helmund province we went to their special police training center to see for ourselves. those are afghan special police at the nato training is center. they are hand picked police officers sent here for advanced training to master skills necessary to protect the afghan people from the taliban. training here is conducted by nato special operators and experienced american law officers. this year, 600 graduat
225 billion dollars of cuts spread across government and secretary panetta says we can find savings. just don't give us a number that's too ugly or too big. now, there's some specifics and there are things we can do this year to avoid the sequestration effect. >> mr. kaine, this week, the u.s. supreme course is going to tackle the issue of of a firn missive action. do you think a college applicants race should be a factor in whether or not they're admitted to a virginia college? >> bob, the supreme court is going to tackle this case, which i think they last sort of dealt with in two cases from the university of michigan in the early part of the 2000s. and the issue there and the issue pending today is, do our public colleges accept students in a student body that sort of looks like the state or looks like the population they serve. my kids have gone to the public schools in richmond and they have come up in classrooms that are extremely diverse. they have gotten really good academic education, bought they have also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are
panetta ises a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you doing the debate? >> right there in the second row of the yankee game in the bronx. i went to see the yankee game, but i tivoed this and watched it this morning. it was different. >> well, in your event there was a clear cut winner and loser. in this debate, unclear. it was definitely the only chance for a face-to-face showdown during this election for joe
leon panetta warned the threat of a significant cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective results of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation, and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time, u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. defense officials tell nbc news iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites of several major u.s. banks. those attacks failed. but another iranian cyber attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's state oil company. using a sophisticated virus called shamooon the iranians stole critical data and destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attract should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector, the oil and gas sector, or any of ou
panetta said he doesn't know if they are linked to al qaeda. >> the fbi said a border patrol agent killed near bisbee, arizona may have died accidentally from friendly fire. nicholas ivie died on tuesday. a second agent was wounded. both were responding to reports of people trying to enter the u.s. illegally. details of the shooting have not been released. >>> heavy rain and driver error are blamed for triggering a massive pileup on interstate 75 along florida's west coast. more than 50 people were injured in 12 separate crashes on friday. near the border between sarasota and manatee counties. two were injured. 75 was re-opened after six hours. >> the national league playoff wild card game ended in protest. the cardinals trailed but a late game rally was halted when a pop up to left field was called an automatic out under the flash flood fly rule. atlanta fans unhappy with the umpire's call trashed turner field. st. louis will play washington on sunday in the division series. in the american league wild card game the baltimore orioles defeated fairfax 5-1 and advanced to play the yankees.
in from the defense minister in brussels, where leon panetta is now asking for help, training security forces in afghanantan. he is explaining that the u.s. has created a disproportionate number of military training teams. he is calling on europe to pick up on the shortage. what else came out of this visit to nato? >> one of the main aims of the visit to brussels will be aligned together in the wake of all of these insider attacks. >> we have to remain committed to the principles and togetherness. we want to help afghanistan security government itself. as i said to my fellow ministers, we have come too far, far too many battles, we have spilled too much blood. not to finish the job we were all about. >> he also took the opportunity to announce a change in command. read general -- marine general job will take his place in november. he will face more in november. jon: so what are the other details? >> the war officially ended last december with more than 200 iraqis killed that month alone. a series of deadly bombings before major prison break last month that set free some of most dangero
the encounter with thisetlem j hdfse stn brselswhere leon panetta is now asking for help, trning security forces in afghantan. he is explaining that the u.s. has created a disproportionate number of military training teams. upnt shortage.urtop what else came out of this visit to nato? >>ne of the main aims of the visit to brussels will be aligned together in the wake of all of these insiderat. to pipadi togetherness. we want tohelp afghanistan security government itself. as i said to my fellow ministers, w have come too far, far too manytl, we have spild tomuchbod toniejew about. >> he also took the opportunity to announce a change in command. ad ee - a general job will take his place in november. joso what are the other details? >> the war officially enlast december with more tn 200 is ilone se oadoms before major prison break last month that set free some of most dangerous al qaeda linked terrorist. the u.s. intelligenc estimates esmatet man a a eareliving in five training camps in iraq. u.s. officials tht estimate that in afghanistan, there are less than 100 separate from the taban. t
, have about $225 billion of cuts spread across government and secretary panetta said we can find savings. just don't give us a number that's too ugly or big. there are specifics and things we can do this year to avoid the sequestration effect. >> mr. kaine, this week the u.s. supreme court is going to tackle the issue of affirmative action. do you think a college applicant's race should be a factor in whether or not they're admitted to a virginia college? >> the supreme court will tackle this case, which i think they last sort of dealt with in two cases from the university of michigan in the early part of the 2000's. the issue there and issue spending today, do our public colleges accept students and student body that sort of look like the state or look like the population they serve? my kids have gone to the public schools in richmond. they've come up in classrooms that are extremely diverse. they've gotten really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and tha
spending, that's another big difference. president obama has worked with secretary leon panetta to bring down defense spending over the next 10 years. governor romney has talked about reinstating that and keeping defense spending at a floor, that it would not fall below. 4% of. two big ticket items, defense spending and tax policy. they have very different views. in terms of leadership, we would have to see what kind of leadership governor romney would have in terms of working with congress, working with a potentially divided congress we have now, in trying to broker a compromise,. which would,. host: this tweet -- lisa mascaro, one of our other viewers pointed out that if eight people are hard at work having meetings talking about the fiscal cliff, what are the other 520 something members doing? what are the other members contributed to this discussion? how are they preparing for all the big questions that will come up in the next months about the fiscal future? >> people running for reelection right now, so lot of people are fighting to save their seats and others are in a safer seats
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